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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 5, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP Ernie Harwell (Non-Dead)

I remember listening to him call games when I was a young pup in Detroit in the late 60s. As the story broke and file footage came up on ESPN last night, I was instantly transported back in time to age 7 listening to that comforting drawl of his.

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 5, 2010 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ernie Harwell (Non-Dead)

loved Ernie's voice. A class act through and through. I lived in MI during the season he was canned by Bo Schembechler. Ernie was about the only reason to listen to a Tigers game during the early '90s and they ruined that too. Glad they eventually rectified that error and he was back where he belonged as long as he could.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 5, 2010 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Ernie Harwell (Non-Dead)

Listening to Jim Rome a caller form Detroit told the story on how he wrote to Ernie Harwell through the newspaper and asked if there was anyway he could ever meet his father and talk baseball. Harwell calls him on his cell leaves a message with his home number and instructs the father to call him there as well. Class act